Monthly Archives: August 2011

Glider update for August 31

A quick update of the gliders. As I type we believe that the floating glider RU23 has been recovered. the glider recovery is being coordinated by Chip who has is receiving support from Jeff Yapalater who reached to his broader … Continue reading

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Articles on August 2011 Phytoplankton bloom off of NJ

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44204260/ns/local_news-new_york_ny/ http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/08/assive_algae_bloom_off_new_jer.html http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/200982/20110820/noaa-releases-startling-image-of-monster-algae-bloom-almost-the-size-of-new-jersey-new-york-phytopla.htm http://www.app.com/article/20110819/NJNEWS/308200004/Algae-bloom-stretches-100-miles-along-the-Jersey-coast http://www.ahherald.com/newsbrief-mainmenu-2/monmouth-county-news/11518-massive-algal-bloom-threatens-marine-life-off-the-jersey-shore http://wordontheshore.com/large-algae-bloom-off-coast-not-expected-to-have-impact-on-local-beaches-p635-1.htm http://newmilford-nj.patch.com/articles/large-algae-bloom-forms-off-jersey-shore

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RU16 samples through the hurricane

Irene has now made its way north of the Mid-Atlantic Bight leaving her mark inshore and along the coast.   RU16 fought the onshore currents associated with the northern edge of the storm until this morning when the currents switched as … Continue reading

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Efforts by federal partners in response the bloom

Often our federal partners keep quiet about their efforts, but I would like to recognize some of the efforts they have been spearheading during the summer bloom.  Today I will concentrate on some of the efforts of our great partners … Continue reading

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The last chunk of data before the arrival of Irene

It is the calm before the storm, not that the calm actually exists.  Here is the update at the end of the day on the 26th. Satellite imagery shows some contamination of clouds. But the plume continues to be advected … Continue reading

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Hurricane Irene Update

National Hurricane Center has the eye passing over the bloom area on Sunday morning, so we’ll see winds from the east pick up on Saturday. Heres the view from the afternoon MODIS imagery for an idea of scale. Here is … Continue reading

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Evening update on August 25 2010

We have new imagery from the last few days and therefore we provide a satellite and glider update on the status MAB prior to the arrival Irene on the back end of Saturday. My opinion, is that Irene is serious … Continue reading

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Pre-Hurricane CODAR Fields

Here is a quick update on the Mid-Atlantic HF Radar network.  First a look at the 25 hour average surface currents from today overlaid on today’s satellite SST.   This is from our HF Radar viewer website http://marine.rutgers.edu/cool/codar/maracoos/ The surface currents above … Continue reading

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REMUS Runs The Bloom

The Rutgers REMUS team was busy yesterday deploying the propeller driven AUV along a cross-shelf transect of the bloom.   The REMUS was tasked on a line just north of RU16′s cross-shelf line.  The exact track is shown below as a … Continue reading

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Glider Update

We now have two gliders sampling this bloom.   RU23 seen in the upper right of the map below is transecting west from a deployment off Martha’s Vineyard.   This glider will continue to the west into the lower concentrations associated with … Continue reading

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